President Rodrigo Duterte felt hopeful after witnessing a steady rise in recoveries among the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients in the country.
In a televised public briefing late Monday night, Duterte expressed his satisfaction at the 6,252 recoveries as of Monday (June 15), and said it was “a good record compared to other countries”.
Despite this piece of good news, he urged the public to remain vigilant against Covid-19 remains until a vaccine is developed.
“The battle sa (against) Covid is not over. Sabi ko nandiyan pa ‘yung germ na ‘yan at hindi nawawala (I said the germ is still here, it has not disappeared),” he said.
If the public continues to observe minimum health standards such as practicing physical distancing, wearing face masks, and frequent hand washing, Duterte is confident that cases would go down.
On Monday (June 15), the country recorded its highest number of Covid-19 recoveries on a single day at 298, topping last June 12 record of 289 recoveries.
Meanwhile, there are a total of 26,420 Covid-19 cases in the country, of which 348 are fresh cases and 142 are late cases.
Ten more people died due to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 1,098.